TCS Insulation & Coatings – The Pros and Cons of Spray Foam Insulation


TCS Insulation & Coatings is a premium product that costs more than fiberglass batts or cellulose, but it can pay for itself in lower energy bills. The primary reason is that it creates an air seal in the building envelope. This reduces convective heat transfer during heating and cooling, saving energy. It also helps keep your home comfortable and quiet.

It is sprayed on-site from special equipment that forms tiny pockets or cells within the liquid foam. These cells expand to fill the space between studs, joists and other structural components of your house. This creates a custom air seal that significantly reduces the convective heat transfer between the interior and exterior of your house during heating and cooling months, lowering your energy costs. It also improves indoor air quality and blocks outside noise.

Why Choose TCS Insulation & Coatings for Your Insulation Needs

The main downside of spray foam is the off-gassing that occurs during the spraying and curing process. This can cause a strong fishy odor in the home and may be difficult to remove. The off-gassing is caused by the hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) that are used as blowing agents. These are a contributing factor to climate change, having a global warming potential (GWP) of over 3,400 times that of carbon dioxide on a per kilo basis.

Fortunately, the industry is moving toward closed-cell spray foam that uses lower GWP blowing agents. One example is HandiFoam High Density, which has a GWP of 1 and contains polyols derived from naturally renewable oils, post-consumer recycled plastics, and pre-consumer recycled materials.

TCS Insulation & Coatings
“5558 Pine Beach Rd Unit 6 Brainerd, MN 56401

(218) 820-9340